Last week we had a tour of the University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery and Museum.This is in the old Victoria building on the corner of Brownlow Hill and Ashton Street and is scheduled to open in July 2008 after a £7.5 million conversion.
Its a great old building, I remember it well from when I worked at the University and I also took some exams in the Tate Hall on the second floor which has a splendid Gothic style ceiling but will now be the main museum room.
The original Female Student Common Room has ornate tiled columns, this will be the Ceramics Gallery. There are several small gallery rooms for various parts of the University collections, including a whole room dedicated to John James Audubon works.
The main gallery space will be show a Stuart Sutcliffe retrospective during the Liverpool Biennial.
I’m really looking forward to this opening in the Summer – another great addition to Liverpool’s cultural venues.